Thursday, September 30, 2010

Next UP!

Oh my goodness have I been busy. Both with the family & stamping. I should have a new post every day for the next few days at least. So much is coming up for the next few months. It is just crazy. Make sure you keep an eye on my class & events schedules they will be filled in soon. Get signed up for your favorites as soon as possible because space is limited.
Ok today's post goes with the previous one. It is a pendent made with designer paper & a washer. Yes I said a washer, like bolt, nut & washer. At my gift event on December 4th, you will be able to choose a bracelet &/or a pendent set that will have 5 interchangeable washers decorated front & back, 2 different colored bracelet &/or pendent straps and will come in a metal tin that we will decorate with a designer paper bow. I will post the tin & bow on a later post, hopefully next week.

This is the front but could be switched around to be the back.

With this side. Sorry about the blurry picture...not sure what happened with that one. : )

Here it is so you can see the whole necklace. It has a lobster clasp it is just hard to make out in either of these pictures.

The next post will be a spooky one. Be on the look out tomorrow (hopefully).

Monday, September 27, 2010


Fall is just insane in our house. From football to marching band to dance classes starting, it's amazing I can find my shoes some days. I have been working on getting my events through the end of the year together. Isn't it crazy that the holiday season will soon be upon us. I will be posting items that will be from all of my upcoming events. Make sure you check out my events & classes schedule so you can get signed up for all of your holiday favorites. Today's post is one of the bracelets that we will be making at my Holiday Gift event. There will be many amazing gifts to make that day & this is only 1 of 5 bracelet designs offered.

 This is the front view while it is on my wrist...not easy to do take a picture using only 1 hand on the camera.

This is the clasp. Sorry it is kinda blurry. Again not easy taking a picture with only 1 hand.

The bracelet view from the front.

Here is the view from the back. You can actually switch the charm around & wear whichever side you like.

Be on the look out for the other bracelet designs as well as pendents. They will be made with a coordinating holiday gift box (to be pictured soon). Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Last Pictures of the Build a Bears

Thank you to my wonderful guest at my Build a Bear Event. To my followers I am so sorry I haven't posted anything in over a week. Those Bears were taking up all of my "free" time & some of my family time too. But I did promise to post them all so here are what I believe are the last 3 bear cards. Sometime this week I will post the journals that I made for my customers at the event. Thanks again ladies for the wonderful afternoon.

Sorry the pictures are not that great of quality. I was taking them very quickly when I set up for my guests.

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Royal Blog Tour

I am so excited. As some of you might have already noticed, there is a new symbol on my blog right above my picture. It is the Royal Blog Tour symbol & I am going to be 1 of the 72 blogs that will be on it. The next tour starts on Thursday November 4th (the day after my youngest daughter Alexis turns 16). So I will be posting reminders a couple of times until then. But for now I just wanted to share my excitement about being on the tour. I hope you are all of to a wonderful start to your week.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Craziness Everywhere!

Oh My Goodness! This weekend has just been madness. After taking my daughter Kayla to take her drivers license test Friday morning, we had our high school Homecoming parade & football game Friday night. Luckily the rain held off until the 4th quarter & WE WON. That makes my son's team 3 - 0. GO DUNLAP! Then Saturday morning I had a meeting with the wonderful group of demonstrators who are participating in "A Card for Every Season". Registration for this great event ends 1 week from today & spots are filling up quickly. Only 25 left after yesterday. Be on the look out for my card design in the next few days. Possibly some others as we lead up to the event. Then after my meeting I grabbed both of my daughters to go Homecoming dress shopping. Yes as of 6 hours before the dance neither one of them had a dress yet. That is so un-me. I am usually way on top of things but with Homecoming being 2 weeks earlier than normal I was not. Luckily both girls found their dresses & jewelry at the 1st store we went too. With being earlier than everybody around there was tons to pick from & we tried on a lot. So Homecoming is now over for another year & I need to get cutting on bears for next weekend. I am glad so many of you have enjoyed them & there are still a few more to come. Without further ado...Here is You're Pawsitively Perfect.

This Perfect card was designed by fellow Stampin' Up Demonstrator Nancy Horn. You can find her blog by clicking Here Where she has both cards that I will be featuring at my event. Thanks Nancy for the awesome share.
I hope you all are having a nice relaxing Sunday. I for 1 am ready for some NFL football. Which is always great family time at our house.

Friday, September 10, 2010

So Much Going On!

WOW! There is so much going on in my house this week it is just crazy. I had a GREAT time yesterday at our Holiday Mini Event. Myself & 4 other Demonstrators taught some wonderful ladies how to make 6 great projects using items from the new Holiday Mini Catalog. Met some new people & saw some familiar ones too. Thanks to all for making it a successful event. Hopefully we will see you next year.
For today, I took my daughter Kayla to take her drivers license test as soon as all of the other kids were out the door to school. She passed...YEAH! and has a beautiful drivers license picture. Not that I am biased or anything. Today is Homecoming for our High School. My husband & I will be taking our 4 year old to watch his older siblings in the parade this afternoon. Then we are off to the BIG Game tonight. Let's Go Dunlap.
Now for some stamping. Today is the last day to register for my Build a Bear Event. If you haven't gotten registered call or email me ASAP. Can't wait to see the bunch of ladies that got signed up yesterday. I truly enjoyed getting to know you guys more yesterday. (I hope everything worked out with the horses at your house Cammie). So here is our next Girl Bear to celebrate the fact that Kayla got her license.

The Beary Bright Girl was designed by fellow Stampin' up Demonstrator Debra Storbeck. The base of the card is so saffron. All of the Designer Paper is part of the Build a Bear Designer Paper pack. Her shoes, jacket & skirt are real red. The bear body is Whisper White with a So Saffron snout. Her eyes, nose & mouth are Basic Black. The brad is a So Saffron brad out of the Subtles color family. The stamps used on the outside of the card are the calendar background stamp, with the full calendar for the months. Inside the card is the word "To a Beary Wonderful Teacher" from the Season of Hugs stamp set in the new Holiday Mini catalog.
I hope you all of a wonderful weekend. I am not sure if I will get anything posted between now & Monday morning. But next week be on the lookout for the rest of the bears & my card design for my next large group of Demonstrator's event "A Card for Every Season." Registration Cutoff for that event is just 9 days away & spots are filling fast. As of yesterday we were at about 25 spots remaining. So get yours in today.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Double Trouble - Easter Boy & Girl

Today is a special day. To celebrate the Holiday Mini Extravaganza that myself & a group of demonstrators are hosting, you get to see 2 Bears. Double Trouble - Easter Boy & Girl. Both of these wonderful bears were designed by fellow Stampin' Up Demonstrator Susan Carlson. You can visit her blog by clicking Here. She says she is just getting it underway but everybody has to start somewhere right? These wonderful little Twins are just the thing to help us celebrate the Mini Extravaganza. I know a thing about twins too. My twins will be 17 in just a few short days & I am constantly trying to remind myself to enjoy every minute with them since they will be gone before I know it.

These twin cards are made very similar. The card base on the boy is bashful blue & it is pink pirouette for the girl. Both of their bodies are more mustard. With crumb cake ears & baskets. Their eyes, noses & mouths are chocolate chip. With soft suede for their shoes. The boy has hemp twine shoe strings. Their snouts are very vanilla. Their shirts both are so saffron. The girl's skirt is pretty in pink & the boys pants are marina mist. In each of their baskets they have a pink pirouette, bashful blue & so saffron egg decorated with dazzling diamonds glitter. The grass for both cards is wild wasabi that has been cut with paper snips to look more grass like. I love how she put their feet into the grass so some of it stands out.
If you have not signed up for my Build a Bear Event, tomorrow is the last day, so time is almost up.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Very Pretty Girl Polar Bear

This is the 1st of my girl Bears from my upcoming Build a Bear Workshop Event. Time is ticking to get signed up for this great event. Registration ends on Friday the 10th. She was designed by fellow Stampin' Up Demonstrator Cynthia Nielsen. For those of you coming to our Group Holiday Mini Extravaganza, you will get to see her in person. She (along with many others) will be on display. Make sure you check out her shinny shoes. This is a technique that I will be teaching at the Build a Bear Event.

This card is made up of a few of my favorite Stampin' Up colors. The card base & 4th layers are concord crush. This is one of the great new in colors. The 2nd, 5th layers plus her dress, ribbons & hair flower are old olive (I use this color a lot). The designer paper is part of the in color combination of designer papers. The bear herself along with her snout are whisper white. The brads are basic black brads. Then her circle is stamped with concord crush with the words In My Thoughts 24/7 from the Hodgepodge Happiness set. Then there is a circle of basic black around the words. Her shoes are basic black with a secret to make them look that shiny. To find out what it is get signed up for my Build a Bear Event. Tomorrow's bears are some double trouble.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Let's Celebrate - Boys

In our house we definitely celebrate boys (& girls) our family is equally split right down the middle 4 & 4 (including our dog & cat). This little guy reminds me of a paper boy. I might change the punch that holds the "let's celebrate" sign to make it a little less paper boy looking. This wonderful little bear was designed by Teresa Giordano another Stampin' Up Demonstrator. You can view her blog by clicking Here. It is in Spanish but there is a translate option for those that aren't fluent in spanish. Thanks Teresa for letting me use him.

The base of this card is old olive. The designer paper comes from the Nursery Suite design. The ribbon is chocolate chip satin. The bear body is crumb cake, with soft suede for his hat snout & shoes. The eyes, nose & mouth are basic black. His shirt & pants are made from the In-Color Designer Paper pack that is available as a level 1 hostess item. Then the words are from the Family Phrases stamp set. This is one of my favorite word stamp sets. Tomorrow (yes a little early) the girl Bears will start to appear. A Reminder if you have not signed up for my Build a Bear Workshop - What are you waiting for? Registration ends this Friday so get yours to me ASAP. If you have any questions email or call me. Happy Tuesday. I hope it is not a Monday for any of you.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Jest B'Cuz - 2nd Boy Bear

This adorable Jester Boy is the 2nd in the line up of Boy cards for my Build a Bear Workshop Event. Make sure you are registered because time is running out, deadline is September 10th. This bear was designed by a fellow demonstrator Cynthia De La Cruz. Isn't he just adorable?

The card base is wild wasabi with basic black layered on top with basic black striped ribbon wrapped around it. Then the bottom part of the striped ribbon has real red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon tied around it. The whole outfit is real red & daffodil delight. Each piece is cut in half with the opposite colored glued next to it. The bear is crumb cake. The mask, eyes, nose & mouth are basic black. The mask has just a little bit of whisper white gel pen written on it to make the eyes stand out. The strip of whisper white was printed on a computer then a little early espresso ink was dabbed around the edges. Then it is rolled a little so that it doesn't lay flat on the cardstock (I know this is hard to see from the picture). Look out the rest of the week for the rest of the boy bunch. Then towards the middle of the week the girl bears will start to appear.
I hope you are each enjoying your Labor Day. We are off to watch our older kids march in a local parade.  Marching band season is underway. Next weekend is Homecoming for our High School so on Friday I will be posting the bear that I made for my daughter's color guard. Copying as close as possible their outfits.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Build a Bear Journal #1

This pretty Bear has put on her Sunday best & jumped on the cover of this notebook. This is the 1st of many notebooks that I am making for each person that comes to my Build A Bear Workshop Event. Each guest will get a notebook decorated with a stylish Build a Bear Design.

This notebook was covered with Always Artichoke cardstock both front & back. Then I stamped one of the circles from the Circle Circus stamp set with Always Artichoke ink all over the front of the notebook. I cut a piece of crumb cake cardstock & ran it through the Big Shot with the Top Note Die. The bear is very vanilla. Her bow, mouth, jacket & shoes are all cherry cobbler. Eyes & nose are basic black. The bear's snout is soft suede. Her shirt & skirt are part of the deck the halls designer fabric out of the new Holiday mini catalog (pg 16). She is now ready to hold all of someone's important notes.
I hope you are all enjoying your holiday weekend.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The 1st Build a Bear Boy - Just Lovely

This boy is ready for his date & wouldn't any girl just love to receive some lovely red roses.

This card is bashful blue for the base. Then the grass & flower stems are old olive. It is hard to see on this picture but I took my paper snips & cut into the old olive all the way across the top to make it look more like grass. His shoes, eyes & nose are basic black. His pants, jacket & behind the shoes are crumb cake.  His shirt & collar are whisper white. His mouth, tie & roses are real red. The bear body is soft suede with a chocolate chip snout. Watch out next week for his girlfriend. She has a beautiful sparkling white rose for him.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Getting ready for a Fang-tastic Halloween

This card is a combination of a whole bunch of my favorite things from the new Holiday Mini Catalog. I love the fang-tasic stamp set & especially the web impressions folder.

The card base is tangerine tango, then the basic black was run through the Big Shot machine with the Spider Web Impressions folder. Then I took white craft ink & just lightly ran it across the raised image of the spider web. Then I stamped the boy & the words in basic black ink on whisper white cardstock. Colored the boy with basic black, blush blossom, elegant eggplant & tangerine tango markers, then I cut him out & attached him with dimensionals to a 1 3/8" punch circle of tangerine tango that was glued to a 2 3/4" scallop punch of elegant eggplant. The words are a 1 1/4" circle punch that I trimmed the bottom of so that it was even with the basic black cardstock. Be on the look out for his witch friend this weekend. Along with the start of the Boy Bears from my Build a Bear Workshop Event. If you are not yet signed up for this event you have only until September 10th.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Last Care Bear is Here - Grumpy Bear

Here is the last of the 5 Care Bears from my upcoming Build a Bear Workshop Event. If you have not yet signed up...What are you waiting for? Registration Deadline is just a few days away on September 10th. Make sure you get signed up for this great event.

Care Base & 1/4" grosgrain ribbon: Night of Navy
2nd layer: Bashful Blue that has been through the Big Shot with the brickwork texture plate.
3rd layer & tummy: Whisper White
Bear Body, ink for tummy & words: Marina Mist
Eyes & Nose: Basic Black
Mouth: Pretty in Pink
To make the tummy I took the umbrella stamp out of the Beary Best Times stamp set, inked it with marina mist, covered most of the handle of the umbrella & stamped it on a 1 1/4" punched circle. Then I drew in the rest of the handle with a marina mist marker.

Thank you for looking a my Build a Bear Care Bears. Next be on the lookout for the boy & girl die groups. The last cards with be the stamp group.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Holiday Mini Catalog

The Stampin' Up Holiday Mini Catalog is Here. If you have not yet seen this catalog are you in for some suprizes. It is filled with wonderful new items. Just to name a few: the embossing folders (pg 6 & 26), waffle papers (pg 8 & 21), stampin' sound cards (pg 15), designer fabic - yes fabric (pg 16), letterpress plates (pg 42) & so many other great items. Get your holiday planning underway. For ordering send me an email, call or shop 24 hours a day on my online website.

Tote-ally Awesome Opportunity

From now through October 18th recieve a FREE Craft tote (value $39.95) when you join Stampin' Up as a demonstrator!

This awesome tote is styled after our Greenhouse Gala Designer Paper & is large enough to carry 12" x 12" cardstock plus our paper cutter. Plus it has many pockets to carry inks, punches or other accessories. Now is a great time to join Stampin' Up. We have to great starter kits valued at over $320 for ONLY $175. If you have any questions go to my join my team page for frequently asked questions or call/email me. The tote offer is only available while supplies last...So what are you waiting for? Join today!